Visual Arts and Crafts
Visual Arts and Crafts is the study of non-literary visual forms of creative expression for artistic and aesthetic purposes.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the history, development and theory of the visual arts, and the artistic and technical aspects of creating and producing art and craft and photographs. It also involves developing the ability to design, create and exhibit an original piece of work.
Courses in Visual Arts and Crafts develop skills in:
- adjusting camera angles, settings and subjects to achieve the desired effect
- developing ideas for artistic presentation
- drawing, painting, sculpting and using other techniques to produce artistic objects
- selecting artistic media, methods and materials
- using appropriate equipment and techniques to produce high quality photographs
- using techniques to harmonise light, line, colour, design and form
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Fine Arts
- Jewellery Making
- Visual Arts and Crafts, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.